The U.S. Education Department is proposing changes to Obama-era rules that offer debt relief for students who were defrauded by their colleges.
If you attended a school that misled you or engaged in misconduct, theres a government program called Borrower Defense to Repayment that helps get relief from your federal student loans. The rules that explain this program were introduced in 2016, after a number of high-profile cases involving some for-profit colleges.
But critics and the administration have said those regulations were too broad and allowed too many students to apply for relief.
Basically, any students could raise their hand and qualify for free money, says Mary Clare Amselem, a p…
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